Found It on the Internet Friday #2

July 22, 2011 § 1 Comment

Something has gone horribly, horribly wrong.

This will never be what it's supposed to be. Just not gonna happen.

I found this awesome tutorial for making ojami (japanese bean bags) a couple weeks ago and thought, “Hey, that does look like fun!” So I decided it would be this week’s FIotIF project. It looked simple enough, and really, it probably is. But when you’re too lazy to look up the instructions on your interwebby device and just trust to your somewhat dodgy memory, things can go — and in this case clearly have gone — awry.

Now that I’m looking at the instructions, I clearly skipped, oh, about 7 steps. And also just made up a bunch of stuff. So I’m thinking I’ll try this one again over the weekend, actually following the directions this time. And I think it’ll turn out great. Because again, awesome tutorial. It’s hardly their fault I’m too lazy to follow them.

Found it on the Internet Friday #1

July 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

Hey, check me out — I not only remembered that I said I was going to do this thing, I actually went and did it! +1 for follow-through! So, this week’s FIotI projects is a simple bracelet/necklace thingie inspired by one I saw on Etsy (not that one, but the one I saw apparently no longer exists and this is the closest one I could find):

Cute, right?

Essentially, I chained about 3 1/2 yards of this awesome bulky 2ply cotton I picked up at a yarn con (one of the Stitches, maybe?) a few years ago, then joined the ends with one of my vintage buttons. If you read my old blog, you might remember the buttons. I have so many that I had to sort them by color.

I’m not 100% thrilled with it, but I think with the right outfit it’ll be really cute.

New Feature! Found It on the Interwebs Fridays!

July 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

I have for some time now been collecting sites with cool craft ideas to “get to later”. I use a nifty widget called “toread” that lets me just click a button and then it emails me a snapshot of the page, with the link to the original page right at the top so I can get back to it. And recently I’ve been using Pintrest in a similar way, to mark photos that make my crafty juices start burbling with ideas — one of my favorite things about Pintrest is that I can group together elements that I want to combine for a project like, say, next year’s Fortunetide dress, or the train cake that Zack has requested for his birthday.

There's really no pic to go with this post, so here, have this monkey-pony monster. I personally think they may have used too many monkeys. (From PAXEast10 -- I did not make it, but I do think it's awesome.)

It struck me recently as I was emailing myself the 5th or 6th link of the day, that (with the exception of recipes) I almost never get back around to actually making any of these awesome crafts. And then an idea came to me in the shower this morning: every week I’ll go through my backlog of these things, pick something out to make, and post about it. So, starting next week (because I just thought of it this morning, so I don’t have one for today) every Friday there will be a project made either directly from instructions I found online, or inspired by something I found online. Aren’t you excited? I am!

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